Well I’m just going to say it – Snowed in for Christmas is about as perfect a Christmas story as you could hope for and I loved every page of it! I’ve read quite a few of Sarah Morgan’s Christmas books and while I’ve enjoyed them all (The Christmas Sisters is a particular favourite, I think this book has just topped the list of my favourite of her books.
About the book
She’s snowed in with the family. The only problem? They’re not her family.
A family gathering
This Christmas the Miller siblings have one goal – to avoid their family’s well-meaning questions. Ross, Alice and Clemmie have secrets that they don’t intend to share, and they are relying on each other to deflect attention.
An uninvited guest
Lucy Clarke is facing a Christmas alone, and the prospect of losing her job – unless she can win a major piece of business from Ross Miller. She’ll deliver her proposal to his family home in the Scottish Highlands and then leave. After all, she wouldn’t want to intrude on the Miller’s perfect family Christmas.
A Christmas to remember
When Lucy appears on the Miller’s snow-covered doorstep, she is mistaken for Ross’s girlfriend. But by the time the confusion is cleared up, a storm has hit and Lucy is stuck. As everyone settles in for a snowed-in Christmas, tensions bubble to the surface and suddenly Lucy finds herself facing a big family fallout with a family that isn’t hers…
Would I like to be snowed in for Christmas? Yes please, especially if it’s with the Miller family in their gorgeous home in the Highlands. It was so funny the way Lucy ended up with them for Christmas. “What could go wrong?” says Clemmie when she makes up a girlfriend for her big brother Ross! With everyone literally snowed in for days, there was no escaping having honest conversations which perhaps have been avoided before.
Sarah Morgan writes so brilliantly about family dynamics and different generations. Siblings Alice, Ross and Clemmie are all very different and driven in their own ways. All their mother (and grandmother) wants is for them to be happy and doing what they want to do. Well, that and settled in loving relationships too. Nanna Jean is loving, wise and as she puts it herself, emotionally intuitive. She knows when to speak up, which she often does very plainly, and knows when to keep her quiet counsel. She is also, often, hilarious!
Snowed in for Christmas also highlights all different kinds of families. We see families created through tragedy, people who don’t want children and some who desperately do. Lucy doesn’t really have a family and that’s something she feels very keenly when thrown into the heart of this close knit family. I loved reading about the family traditions and the good natured teasing in the Miller family
This book, like all Sarah Morgan’s festive books, really captures the spirit of hope and joy that Christmas should be all about. I loved it! I think it would be a fabulous film – could someone have a word with Richard Curtis please? I really didn’t want it to end and I am slightly envious of readers who have yet to read this and will get meet the Millers for the first time. Snowed in for Christmas is one of my favourite books this year.
My thanks to the publishers HQ Stories for my review e-copy of the book from Netgalley.
Snowed in for Christmas is available now in all formats.
About the Author
Sarah Morgan is a USA Today and Sunday Times bestselling author of romance and women’s fiction. She has sold over 21 million copies of her books and her trademark humour and warmth have gained her fans across the globe.
Sarah lives near London, England and when she isn’t writing or reading, she likes to spend time outdoors hiking or riding her mountain bike.
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